Legislator predicts tough state budget cuts
The state budget may need some tough cuts according to a local legislator.
The next state budget could be the tightest in two decades according to State Senator Neil Kedzie. The Republican from Elkhorn tells WCLO's Stan Milam show priorities will need to be set. Kedzie says one problem in the budget is many spending programs have never been reviewed. Also, as unemployment threatens to rise, Kedzie warns revenues have fallen as much as $100 million in a month. Kedzie also wouldn't be surprised if the governor called the legislature into session yet this year, to deal with projected shortfalls. The governor has asked for a 10% across the board cut from state agencies.
Kedzie says that'll be tough, but nothing is too sacred to spare it from consideration.